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Volleyball: Montevideo, YME finish in tie for WC South title

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Montevideo started out slow before gaining steam and upending Lac qui Parle Valley in four games Tuesday, while Yellow Medicine East easily swept Minnewaska and the two winners ended up sharing the West Central South Conference volleyball title.

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Both teams finished with a 13-1 record in the loop.

Montevideo 3, LQPV 1

The Thunder Hawks dominated the net with four players with at least three kills each, led by Taylor Skoglund's seven. Laura Moseng, Karie Blommel and Amanda Boike added three apiece.

Blommel led the Montevideo attack with 12 kills. Whitney Johnson added nine kills. Ashley Roder served five aces and Calie Roggatz had 13 assists and 21 digs.

Alyse Molden's 10 kills paced the Eagles (6-8, 10-11). P.J. Thole had four ace blocks, Lauren Struxness had 16 assists and Micaela Erickson had 21 digs and three ace blocks.

Montevideo (13-1, 21-1-1) 25 15 25 25

LQPV (6-8, 10-11) 21 25 18 12

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Montevideo

Serving: Ashley Lenning 2-2-0, Britt Kubista 7-8-0, Ashley Roder 19-20-5, Karie Blommel 13-13-0, Whitney Johnson 11-12-1, Calie Roggatz 10-10-0, Taylor Skoglund 11-11-0 ... Setting: Laura Moseng 24-24-4, Johnson 38-38-9, Roggatz 40-40-13, Amanda Boike 6-6-1 ... Hitting: Moseng 7-7-2, Roder 7-9-0, Blommel 37-41-12, Skoglund 14-17-7, Boike 15-18-6, Brooke Tastad 18-24-7, Beka Schwendemann 6-7-2 ... Blocking (aces): Moseng 3, Blommel 3, Skoglund 7, Boike 3, Tastad 1, Schwendemann 1 ... Digs: Lenning 2, Kubista 4, Moseng 2, Roder 8, Blommel 18, Johnson 5, Roggatz 21, Skoglund 10, Boike 3, Tastad 3, Schwendemann 2

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: Tiffany Volk 5-5-0, Dana Laechelt 10-10-0, Nicole Streich 13-13-0, Lauren Struxness 12-13-0, Andrea Rheingans 11-11-0, Miranda Bonk 13-13-0, Micaela Erickson 13-13-1 ... Setting: Alyse Molden 2-2-1, Volk 33-43-10, Struxness 56-62-16, Bonk 22-25-6, Kayla Henneberg 2-2-1, Erickson 2-2-1, PJ Thole 3-3-2 ... Hitting: Molden 30-35-10, Volk 13-17-4, Laechelt 3-3-1, Streich 2-2-0, Struxness 3-4-1, Rheingans 19-25-4, Henneberg 3-3-1, Calista Bergerson 5-9-2, Erickson 17-20-6, Thole 6-6-2 ... Blocking (aces): Molden 1, Rheingans 1, Bergerson 1, Erickson 3, Thole 4 ... Digs: Molden 6, Volk 3, Laechelt 10, Streich 16, Struxness 11, Rheingans 25, Bonk 8, Henneberg 1, Bergerson 1, Erickson 21, Thole 2

YME 3, Minnewaska 0

Jamie Baker recorded 13 kills in only 22 attacks and Ann Jepson uncorked nine kills in just 10 attacks to power the Sting.

Darcie Listul notched 28 assists for YME. Livi Jeserits had a pair of ace serves and Baker also aced two blocks.

Amie Chan had six kills and Rachel Gandrud five for the Lakers.

YME (12-1, 19-4) 25 25 25

Minnewaska (0-14, 6-22) 20 16 16

Yellow Medicine East

Serving: Stina Leiseth 7-8-1, Macy McKay 4-4-0, Courtney Knudson 5-5-1, Jamie Baker 8-9-1, Darcie Listul 9-10-1, Aimee Johnson 6-6-1, Whitney Swenson 8-8-2, Livi Jeseritz 4-7-2, Anne Jepson 12-12-1, Molly Anderson 5-6-1 ... Setting: Listul 59-60-28, Leiseth 3-3-1 ... Hitting: Leiseth 6-9-3, McKay 9-9-5, Baker 20-22-13, Johnson 7-7-0, Swenson 3-3-2, Jeseritz 8-13-3, Jepson 10-10-9, Anderson 3-4-3 ... Blocking (aces): Baker 2 ... Digs: Leiseth 3, McKay 8, Knudson 6, Johnson 2, Jeseritz 3, Swenson 3, Listul 3

Minnewaska

Serving: Allie Ostander 7-8-1, Rachel Gandrud 6-7-1, Shannon Bosek 8-10-0, Amie Chan 12-13-1, Jacque Danielson 5-5-0 ... Setting: Mikkelson 17-17-1, Ostrander 43-43-13, Sami Mithun 1-1-1, Bosek 1-1-1 ... Hitting: Mikkelson 4-6-2, Ostrander 10-12-0, Gandrud 10-13-5, Bosek 4-9-3, Chan 10-11-6, Mithun 4-7-2, Emily Toop 1-2-1, Morgan Olson 4-8-0, Callie Scheile 2-3-0 ... Blocking (aces): Mikkelson 1, Gandrud 1, Bosek 1 ... Digs: Mikkelson 3, Ostrander 9, Bosek 3, Chan 2, Danielson 2, Toop 2, Olson 4

BOLD 3, Benson 1

BOLD's defense outlasted Benson as Christy Gass and Carrie Hebrink recorded 15 and 10 digs, respectively.

Sam Dooner led a balanced attack for the Warriors (8-6, 9-8) with 12 kills, followed by Jaclyn Wertish with nine and Holly Peterson with eight. Hebrink also had 14 assists.

Courtney Frank had 12 kills, four aces serves and eight digs for the Braves (9-5, 17-9). Taylor Semler added 33 assists.

BOLD (8-6, 9-8) 29 20 25 26

Benson (9-5, 17-9) 27 25 19 24

BOLD

Serving: Carrie Hebrink 16-17-2, Sam Dooner 12-14-1, Courtney Ervin 15-16-1, Laura Rodel 13-14-1, Sarah Howley 8-10-1, Christy Gass 7-7-1, Alli Marcus 7-7-0 ... Setting: Hebrink 60-62-14, Howley 62-65-12 ... Hitting: Hebrink 16-21-5, Jaclyn Wertish 20-22-9, Dooner 21-28-12, Anne Dooner 9-11-2, Holly Peterson 18-24-8 ... Blocking (aces): Wertish 1, Ervin 1 ... Digs: Hebrink 10, Dooner 6, Rodel 9, Gass 15, Kali Schmoll 4, Marcus 7

Benson

Serving: Holly Erickson 5-6-1, Michelle Hanson 5-5-0, Mallory Jensen 10-13-2, Emily Ness 2-3-0, Anne Bausman 6-8-0, Carli Collins 9-10-1, Courtney Frank 21-23-4, Keri Mikkelson 5-5-0, Taylor Semler 22-23-7 ... Setting: Semler 87-96-33, Frank 16-21-0, Bausman 6-7-0 ... Hitting: Erickson 8-13-4, Kayla Hampton 11-14-5, Ness 14-20-7, Jenny Bouta 19-21-5, Frank 32-35-12, Mikkelson 14-16-4, Semler 17-19-5 ... Blocking (aces): Hampton 1, Bouta 2, Frank 1 ... Digs: Erickson 2, Hanson 4, Ness 1, Bausman 3, Collins 6, Frank 8, Mikkelson 3, Semler 4

Morris 3, ACGC 1

Mary Rentz pounded down 12 kills and Kaley Taffe amassed 26 set assists and three ace serves to pace the win for Morris. Breenna Harris and Alisha Roske had six kills apiece.

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City was led by Heather Wall's 11 kills, Bethany Nelson's eight kills and Miranda Hopp's four ace blocks.

Morris (4-10, 6-17) 19 25 25 25

ACGC (3-11, 6-18) 25 18 22 23

Morris

Serving: Kaley Taffe 19-19-3, Kelsey Amundson 16-18-2, Katie VanKempen 10-10-0, Heather Gagner 19-19-2, Adrienne Gahm 15-16-0, Mary Rentz 9-9-2 ... Setting: Taffe 86-87-26, VanKempen 1-1-0, Alisha Roske 2-2-0, Alissa Melberg 11-11-2, Gagner 1-1-0, Sara Beyer 4-4-2, Rentz 2-2-0 ... Hitting: Taffe 17-17-4, Roske 27-32-6, Breenna Harris 19-24-6, Melberg 10-11-4, Beyer 12-16-5, Rentz 29-35-12 ... Blocking (aces): Beyer 1, Harris 1, Melberg 1, Roske 1 ... Digs: VanKempen 22, Taffe 15, Rentz 13, Gagner 9, Amundson 6, Harris 2, Melberg 2

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Serving: Lauren Kinzler 19-19-2, Stephanie Nelson 12-14-2, Heather Wall 10-12-0, Kathy Lamecker 6-6-2, Theresa Johnson 8-10-0, Bethany Nelson 9-11-0, Miranda Hopp 13-15-0 ... Setting: Kinzler 20-21-4, S. Nelson 67-70-10, Lamecker 4-4-1, Johnson 8-8-2, B. Nelson 24-26-2, Hopp 3-3-1, Hailey Williams 3-3-2 ... Hitting: Kinzler 20-21-3, Wall 29-31-11, Lamecker 8-12-2, Johnson 8-12-2, B. Nelson 19-24-8, Hopp 9-10-2, Williams 7-8-5 ... Blocking (aces): Hopp 4, B. Nelson 3, Wall 3, Johnson 2, Williams 2, Kinzler 1, Lamecker 1, S. Nelson 1 ... Digs: Hopp 10, Johnson 8, Lamecker 8, Kinzler 6, S. Nelson 4, B. Nelson 2, Wall 1

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